These days, there is a misconception among smartphone users that these gadgets prevent the improvement of human memory performance. It must be said that this belief is completely wrong.
According to the experiments conducted by researchers and scientists at University College London, which is called UCL for short, it can be said with confidence that the use of smart gadgets leads to memory enhancement.
According to the claim of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, with the help of smart gadgets, information that is of high importance can be stored, and this causes smartphone users to have the ability to remember less important information. Because of this, people who do not use smartphones at all face more problems to remember different information compared to users of these products.
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Researches related to improving human memory performance
In this research, volunteers in the age groups of 18 to 71 years were tested. In this experiment, the researchers first showed the volunteers 12 numbered circles on a screen.
In the next step, the volunteers were asked to place each circle on the side it belongs to. Some of these circles had to be on the high value side while other circles belonged to the low value side. After placing the circles on the correct side, the volunteers were awarded points.
During this test, users were allowed to use their smart device to memorize circles on one side; But to remember the circles on the other side, they had to rely only on their memory. The results of this experiment showed that most people used smart devices to remember valuable circles and this caused their memory to remember these circles 18% better than before. We also saw a 27% improvement in memory in remembering less important circles.
This experiment was repeated 16 times for each volunteer, and finally, the researchers found that using an external memory can improve human memory performance.
Of course, it must be said that the result of this experiment was not far from expectations. Dr. Sam Gilbert, who is doing research at the University of London, expressed his opinion about the way human memory works with the use of smart gadgets:
When people record their information in an external memory, they can remember the recorded information better. In addition, these smart devices can be useful for improving human memory performance.
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